I've played Elric! only briefly (a few months of weekly gaming) and so never got to see the Allegiance system in full bloom (or even properly grok it). Now that I've read it in Magic World, I really like its potential and subtlety; it looks like it could produce similar effects to Dungeon Crawl Classics' patron system. Lots of roleplaying potential. However, on searching the net for further advice on how to run the system, I've been surprised at how lukewarm people have been towards it, if not outrighly hostile. I'm wondering what people here feel about the Allegiance system. Do you use it? Any advice on how to run it accurately and/or to best effect?